GLEN MILLS, Pa., Nov. 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Unequal® Technologies, the leading provider of customized, concealed sports protection, has been named a silver winner of the 2013 Most Innovative Product of the Year by the Best in Biz Awards.
Unequal applies their patented military-grade composite with Kevlar®, Accelleron™ and ImpacShield™ to supplemental sports protection for athletes competing in sports where impacts and collisions are common. Thousands of athletes in the NFL, MLB, NHL, Major League Lacrosse and the X Games – as well as collegiate, high school and youth-league athletes nationwide – trust Unequal for head, body and foot protection.
"The winners were selected based on the companies with the boldest, most innovative ideas," said Brian Bandell, senior reporter at South Florida Business Journal, who returned to the Best in Biz Awards judging panel for the second time. "These companies are truly breaking new ground."
The third annual Best in Biz Awards, focusing on companies based or operating in North America, were the most competitive in its history, with the highest number of awards submissions to date and the most distinguished judging panel yet assembled.
Rob Vito, CEO of Unequal Technologies, said, "Unequal performs better than any similar protective gear available and as a result helps athletes practice, play and compete more safely. We are truly honored to be recognized with a Best in Biz Most Innovative Product Award for our work."
For a list of this year's gold, silver and bronze Best in Biz Awards winners, visit: http://www.bestinbizawards.com/2013-winners.
About Unequal Technologies
Unequal Technologies' mission is to protect people in the military, sports, work and life. Unequal Technologies is the leading provider of supplemental protection technology. Its patented fusion of a military-grade composite fortified with Kevlar®, Accelleron™ and optional ImpacShield™ is engineered for customized, concealed protection. Unequal is committed to help reduce blunt force trauma generated by sports and military impacts. Professionals in the NFL, NHL, MLB and X Games, as well as college and youth athletes in football, baseball, soccer, hockey, lacrosse, action sports, contact sports and other activities, wear Unequal's protective head and body gear. With more than 85 international and U.S. patents and patents pending, Unequal products have been tested by independent certified laboratories, OEM facilities and top universities. Unequal is the proud recipient of the DuPont™ Kevlar® Innovation Award and is one of Forbes' 100 Most Promising Companies.
About Best in Biz Awards
Best in Biz Awards recognizes top companies, teams, executives and products for their business success as judged by established members of the press and industry analysts. Best in Biz Awards honors are conferred in three separate programs annually: North America, EMEA, and International. Entries are currently being accepted in the third annual Best in Biz Awards 2013 EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa) program, until the final entry deadline on January 24, 2014. Any organization from any industry operating in EMEA may enter any of the more than 50 company, department or team, executive and product categories. For more information about the entry process and categories in the EMEA program, please visit: http://emea.bestinbizawards.com.
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